What is a Open Studios?

A group of artists come together to open their individual studios or homes to the public over the same weekends. This enables you to see a diverse range of art, in its creative environment – and to meet the artists who will be happy to explain to you how they work. Many will also demonstrate and allow you to ‘have a go’. Much of the work on display is for sale and often it is also possible to commission a bespoke piece.

Using this website, and/or our brochure (which can be picked up from local libraries and many other venues in the area) you can plan a trail for one or two days (note that not all studios are open all of the days). You will find details of open days, accessibility and the type of art you can expect on each artists page and the map summary.

Entry is free and some studios will also have refreshments.

This event is perfect whether or not you are curious about what is being created in your street, looking for a piece of art for your home or if you just want to know more about the creative process.